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This article was published on October 6, 2014

LinkedIn now tells you which actions led to higher profile views

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LinkedIn is giving users better information about which actions on the business-focused social network encourage people to look at their profile page.

Under the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” section, LinkedIn has added a new area on the right-hand side listing notable actions the user has taken over a specific time frame. This could include posting a status update, joining a prominent group, giving endorsements or making new connections.

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The hope is that when someone the user is keen to work with looks at their profile page, they can deduce what they’ve done to trigger it. Replicating these actions might then lead to further valuable connections.

“So, for example, if you are trying to attract new clients or business leads, you can see how many potential partners looked at your profile after you joined an important industry group,” a spokesperson said. “Or, if you’re looking for a new job, you can look at your insights graph to see whether adding a skill to your profile or endorsing a peer gave you a bigger bump in views by recruiters.”

The new feature will be available on the Web and LinkedIn’s mobile apps.

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